Butterflies for Beginners
BY NICK CARTER
My experience is that once you’ve been bitten by the entomology bug, you won’t look back. A good place to start, if you are keen to expand your biodiversity horizons, is butterflies. Butterflies provide a good introduction to the world of insects for a variety of reasons. Many species are bright, colourful, and not too hard to find.Read More
The Wonderful World Of Bees
Speaker: Megan Evans
Host: Nature Alberta
Exploring the Amazing World of Ants
BY JAMES GLASIER
Ants are an integral and ever-present part of Alberta landscapes. Besides being resilient, ants are diverse, numerous, and ecologically important. In this article we take a deep dive into the ants of Alberta.Read More
Pollination on a Wing and a Prayer: Wood Lilies and Swallowtails
BY LAWRENCE HARDER & TIM SCHOWALTER
Examine the remarkably close relationship between wood lilies and swallowtail butterflies.Read More
Do You “Do Bugs”?
BY JOHN ACORN
Bug appreciation is on the rise. Macro photography is easier than ever before, and there are countless places online where you can submit arthropod images for identification or appreciation by others.Read More
As you get ready for bed, your mind wanders and you think, “Did I lock the door? Did I turn off the stove? Did I blow out that candle…?” But did you remember to check for unwanted guests that may have hitched a ride home with you on your afternoon hike? It could be that tiny pests are ready to dig in for a feast!Read More
Plight of the Bumble Bee
BY NICHOLAS BOYCE
There is a good chance you have heard the slogan “save the bees” somewhere, perhaps on social media or on a flyer at the local coffee shop. But to clarify, which bees does this sentiment refer to? Which bees need saving? Read about the plight of the bumble bee, who cares, what is being done and, most importantly, what you can do to save the bees.Read More
What is the difference between a cocoon and a chrysalis?
Cocoon vs chrysalis: what is the difference?Read More
Why do ladybeetles have spots?
Learn why these insects have the colours they do!Read More